Protesters Destroy H&M Store In South Africa (VIDEO)
H&M stores in South Africa were severely damaged this weekend after the clothing chain was accused of racism by protesters. H&M used a black child to model a sweater which said: “coolest monkey in the jungle.” It has since issued an apology and pulled the item from its stores.
The carnage below is from the H&M store in Menlyn Mall in Pretoria, South Africa.
Activists caused damage to a number of H&M stores in South Africa on Saturday, January 13, after the clothing chain became embroiled in a racism controversy, according to local reports. H&M’s use of a black child model for a hoodie with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle” attracted widespread criticism. The company withdrew the publicity image from its website and apologized. This footage is described as showing the Menlyn Mall in Pretoria, South Africa. Local reports said the entire floor was shut down as a result of the protests. Protests also took place at H&M stores in Sandton and East Rand, News 24 reported, as well as Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg.
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